DBTC - Electric orange, green, red striped psycho shroom

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  1. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Up for DBTC is a very special mushroom. It's primarily electric orange, but develops large stripes of red, green and sometimes purple as the mushroom matures. Some of you may have seen a clone of this mushroom at Aquatic Gallery. It was very striking and never for sale. Unfortunately, I heard that AG lost their mother mushroom several months ago.

    Recently I saw that Aquarium Showroom has a mother and baby mushroom in one of their display tanks. It's not as pretty as the one AG had, but striking nonetheless. www.thecaptivereef.com has also been selling a few of them online.

    The interesting thing about this mushroom is that it starts out solid electric orange and then develops the other colors over time. Red starts first, followed by green and then (sometimes) purple (so I have heard). The orange flouresces under actinics.

    I got my original mushroom over two years ago and have grown them out since then. I now have a large colony of them and most of them have little spots or streaks of red and a few have some green splotches coming in.

    Here is my colony...

    Under Radium 20ks:

    Under LEDs:

    Colony from the top. The large one on the right is my original mushy:

    Couple of individuals:

    This one isn't mine, but is an example of what they look like when they get all of their colors in:

    I will have a small baby mushroom (tiny) for DBTC in 2-3 weeks time.


    1) You must be a very experienced, long timer in the hobby. (i.e.: You've been at this for 5+ years.)
    2) Donate three mushrooms back before selling or trading.
    3) Bump me to the top of the list if I lose mine.
    4) Keep your DBTC status updated!
    4) I will choose someone from this list in a week or two.
  2. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    Crazy looking shroom..... love the colors

    Can't wait to see who gets it so I can come steal it... LOL
  3. Apon

    Apon Supporting Member

    I have seen these at his house...very cool. Good luck to whoever gets it.
  4. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Nice psammacora! LOL
    I just like saying psammacora.
    Sorry to hijack.
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  5. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Updated original post with an example of a mature mushroom with all of its colors.

    @Jim: It is a nice psammacora, isn't it? I bet everyone wishes they had a frag from Green Marine. :p
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I'm game :D
  7. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Hey G, I've got this nice orange psammacora I could sell you a frag of...LOL
  8. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    looking for the multi colored mushroom from Asia... got that one?
  9. I like, very beautiful color morphs.

    I am interested when the frag is available
  10. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    OMG...you finally got one off the rock?

    In like Flynn!
  11. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Yes! I did... I actually got a few off the rock. They had crawled onto a piece that I had epoxied on. I broke that off and did the razor trick on their feet. The one that I will be DBTCing is forming its head now. It'll be small, but it should grow up just the same. I am hoping he'll be ready by BAYMAC, which it turns out I will be attending.

    Anyone else interested, please reply to this thread. I'll just roll the die on those who reply.
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Sweet, your going to be at BAYMAC :)

    edit: wish there was a grammar checker as well as spell checker in Firefox :lol:
  13. mpoletti

    mpoletti Guest

    Very nice Jason :)
  14. Eight

    Eight Guest

    I am really excited to attend. I was originally bummed because I was supposed to be in Europe that day, but as it turns out, the trip got bumped to one week later so I get to attend. See you there for sure...
  15. supernip

    supernip Guest

    so who wins? (me?)
  16. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Mark, did you want in on the DBTC?

    So far I only have Eric and Gresh.

    Supernip, do you meet my DBTC criteria?
  17. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Guest


    Please consider me as well

  18. supernip

    supernip Guest

    why yes yes I do
  19. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    Count me in!
  20. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Ok, this round of the DBTC is going to Patrick. I was originally going to hand pick someone, then figured I'd go random, but I would like to give this one to Patrick because... well, I think I might have infected several of his beautiful BTAs with a strange anemone disease resulting in the loss of many of his anemones and most of mine.

    Don't worry though I will likely have another soon and Patrick's a good farmer so I'm sure we'll see more of these in the club soon. :)

    Patrick, pick up at Baymac?

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